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My website value increased 10 fold!!

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Dodgeboard, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I had been monitoring my site under the vB framework every month or so and checking the website value and statistics using marcosweb and stimator.com. I had been with vB for 6 years and never saw it go much over $1000.00.

    I installed Xenforo two weeks ago and just checked my site statistics at both and boy was I in for a shock!!

    Site worth before installing Xenforo: $1017.00
    Site worth 2 weeks after installing Xenforo: $27,036
    Site worth before installing Xenforo: $307.00
    Site worth 2 weeks after installing Xenforo: $45,742
    Also, Google crawl stats indicate the average page load speed went from 6.0 seconds to 2.3 seconds since installing Xenforo.
    I'm not even using vBSEO anymore.

    What made it so much faster? What the heck happened to cause it to jump up in value so much? Can somebody please explain this to me?
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  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    The page load speed decrease is not surprising. XenForo loads quickly, much more quickly than any other forum software I've used, and probably because it's not bloated down.

    As for the rest, I have no idea.
  3. PeterT

    PeterT Active Member

    Wow according to stimulator UKDivers.com is worth $110,300 and I haven't even moved to XF yet or the new server [​IMG]
  4. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Heck you may be a millionaire after installing Xenforo!
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  5. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    1.2 Million for me using vB3.

    I'm outta here.
    Peggy, the website is YOURS!
    The keys are under the mat.
    I'm going to find a cottage next to Ray Morgan.
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  6. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, those "site value estimators" are incredibly fickle and rarely, if ever, reflect real world value.
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  7. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I realize that - just wondered why they both went up so much - thought some seo expert could shed some light.
  8. tmb

    tmb Active Member

    Those things are useless but I would imagine something about page speed would factor into whatever weird algorithm they use.
  9. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Your website is worth exactly what the market is willing to pay for it. No more.
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    THANKS! :D

  11. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    My site's priceless! :D
    voiceradio.us is worth $. This makes voiceradio.us the most valuable site on Stimator.com.
    voiceradio.us scored for Page Rank, for Backlinks, and for Traffic Volume.
    Also, voiceradio.us scored for Social Bookmarking,for Directory Inclusion, and for Domain Value. Overall, voiceradio.us has performed on our site valuation analysis.
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  12. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Pretty funny stuff.
    My site came is as worth about 1/15 of what I have been offered for it........
    Those dudes who wrote those valuation scripts are laughing all the way to the bank (well, actually, the money for their google ads is being directly wired into their accounts, so they don't have to leave their moms basement).
  13. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    FYI, I recently installed a faster server and brought page load speed down to about 1/2.......about the same, from 5 seconds to 2.5 or so.......
    My estimation of the increase in value......which I define as perhaps the extra number of users who might stay on the site as opposed to leaving due to the extra couple seconds, is about 10-15%.

    No doubt, though, speaking to the original post...that a vastly faster site and forum is a good thing and will bring you some return on either money or fame (whichever your site desires).
  14. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's true. And rarely will the market price reflect what those estimators come up with. Because those programs value different things from a human.
  15. onyxchase

    onyxchase Active Member

    $83,082 for mine. Not bad! LOL
  16. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    One can only imagine the sloppy programming in these things!
    I wonder if they even try.
    For instance, my valuation came in at about 1/4 of the yearly revenue!
    It is pretty well known that content sites are worth somewhere from 2X to 6X the yearly ad revenue (mostly profit, in the case of smaller sites).
    I can't see how they could determine the difference between one site talking about "mutts" and "mongrels" (dogs worth less money) and "purebreeds" (dogs, and perhaps ads, worth much more)....or between a site talking about a video game as opposed to talking about which brand of car to buy - vast differences, of course.
    It does not even seem as they rate traffic, because we see up to 100,000 honest page views a day.....

    But, heck, as long as they can make us laugh and use them even for fun...they win!
  17. silendreamer

    silendreamer Active Member

    My website lazydesis.com is valued at 1.75 million ... [​IMG]
  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  19. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    These valuation websites actually use a bulletproof system, servers full of coding and the very best staff, trained to help you get the very best, most realistic price for your website.

    Here's a secret photo from one of their recent staff training days.....

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  20. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Heh.. i site I sold 5 years ago for $25k (and has only gotten larger) is now worth $68.00 according to that site.. whew.. I guess I sold it just in time ;)

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